At the moment I am halfway pausing trying to digest this new travel program of the Fourth called Beijing Express. For now, I see that more than a travel program where some participants enjoy getting to know a new culture, rather it is a race without respite where the contestants go from one place to another without knowing well the place where they step.
A camera follows the participants wherever they go. At the camera we can see how the locals feel in some way forced to collaborate and even, on one occasion, to offer money to one of the contestants to catch a bus.
The reality, after all, rather than talk about interesting places or offer travel proposals, comes to see which of the participants has the longest nose.
Today we have seen how the dynamics of the program encouraged a contestant to steal hot dogs down the street and food from a house that hosted them. When the reality world twists the nut even further, I don't know if we will get to see the gogos offering a sexual favor in exchange for a car or see some desperate stealing cars through Russia.
These types of shows do not seem bad to me in cities where tourism is entrenched as in St. Petersburg or Moscow but when they start to break into territories far from western customs, whether they are communities lost by Siberia or even Mongolia, we will begin to see social impacts that They should not be squeezed.
Beijing Express is an ideal program for all those who like this type of shows where they want to express the qualities of a person in extreme situations. But about travel, I would say it has rather little.